Wearing a pair of R.M. Williams says 'I'm ready for anything'. You could be going to the pub, walking into a work meeting or heading out to the farm to milk the cows. Sparkly footwear doesn't quite conjure up the same feelings of practicality. Well, until now — because R.M. Williams have just released a special run of boots in gold metallic.
Joining the likes of Saint Laurent, Gucci and Marc Jacobs, the Aussie bootmaker has combined the metallic trend with their timeless aesthetic, adding a gold colour option to their women's Yearling Adelaide boots. As with each R.M. boot, these have been crafted out of a single piece of leather and feature the same elegant stitching and tapered heel of the regular Adelaide range.
R.M.s are arguably Australia's most iconic shoe. From a modest start in the Adelaide outback servicing the stockmen and women of the heartland, 85 years later, a diverse range of people still wear the boots — from farmers in the outback, to corporate businessmen, to the style set at fashion week. Australian designer Dion Lee has used R.M.s regularly in campaign shoots and runway shows, even creating his own for New York Fashion Week in 2014.
This latest addition to the R.M.'s women's range is only available online via special order, which means it will take about six to eight weeks before they're delivered. At $545 a pair, they're not exactly cheap — but if you're looking for an investment piece, a pair of R.M.s is the very definition of the phrase. Continuing to embrace contemporary styles and adapting to modern fashion without sacrificing their DNA has surely guaranteed the longevity of this historic label.
R.M. Williams' gold Yearling Adelaide boots are available to order online here.